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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Albuquerque.

Tuesday
Oct212014

Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- A 28-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to a child pornography charge, admitting that he downloaded explicit photos and videos on a file-sharing system.

Authorities arrested Faviano Lopez, of Albuquerque, in July 2014 after Homeland Security and New Mexico State Police initiated an investigation into his online activities.

Lopez admitted to receiving child pornography from May 2013 to February 2014, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

He faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced, and is required to register as a sex offender after his release.


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Tuesday
Oct212014

State AG Calls to End Online Sex Trafficking of Children 

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- New Mexico Attorney General Gary King was among 52 attorneys general that sent a letter Monday urging Senate members to support legislation targeting online sex trafficking.

The proposed bill, called "Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act," aims at protecting children from Internet trafficking.

"Human Trafficking is a serious and growing problem in New Mexico, and across the Country," said Anthony Maez, an AG Special Agent in Charge.

"The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office ICAC and Human Trafficking Task Force are dedicated to protecting our children and adults,  ‘Keeping America Safe,'" he continued. "We fully support funding for these efforts. This funding will bring real change to an often-overlooked issue in our communities, and make New Mexico a safer place for everyone."

The SAVE Act would provide increased oversight of websites offering "adult services."


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Tuesday
Oct212014

Shooting During Robbery Leaves One Dead, One Injured

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- One man is dead and another hospitalized after both are believed to have been involved in a robbery at an Albuquerque store on Monday evening, police said.

The robbery was reported around 6:45 p.m. at the Pajarito Corner Store on the 5200 block of Isleta Blvd. SW. Police said while on the way to the scene, they were advised that shots were fired, and two men were fleeing the scene in a silver Mercedes Benz vehicle. The suspect vehicle was then found crashed into a tree.

Police said the man behind the wheel was taken into custody and hospitalized with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, while the other man in the vehicle was also found shot, however, he was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

No injuries were reported at the scene of the robbery.


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Monday
Oct202014

Man Wanted in California Shooting Nabbed by Albuquerque Police

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- A 24-year-old man wanted in connection to a Friday California shooting was arrested in Albuquerque, officials announced Sunday.

Officers received a tip from California authorities that Anthony Carbajal was possibly in the area. He was wanted on a felony warrant for absconding from probation, and was also a suspect in a recent shooting. Police believed Carbajal also kidnapped his wife and may have harmed her.

Carbajal was found with two loaded handguns and taken into custody without incident. His wife was also discovered with him and found unharmed.

Carbajal was booked on one charge of felon in possession of a firearm and awaits extradition for his warrant out of California.


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Monday
Oct202014

One Dead in Eubank Boulevard Crash 

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- A Eubank Boulevard crash claimed the life of one person Saturday, according to Albuquerque Police.

The victim, whose identity was not released pending next of kin notification, died at the scene of the incident, located at Eubank and Montgomery Boulevard.

Officials arrested 20-year-old Gabrielle Moya in connection with the crash. Moya, who was charged with homicide by vehicle, was recently arrested for aggravated DWI.

Alcohol and speed appeared to be a factor, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing.


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Monday
Oct202014

Missing Elderly Man Found in Chicago

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- A Silver Alert issued in Albuquerque, N.M. on Sunday, for a Michigan man who went missing, has been cancelled after the man was found in Chicago, Ill.

Police in Albuquerque say 78-year-old Loyde Ellwyn Durham was dropped off at the airport in that city, but never checked in or made it onto the American Airlines flight he was supposed to be on.

This prompted the Silver Alert being issued.

However, Albuquerque International Sunport officials then issued a statement Sunday night saying that Durham had been found in Chicago.


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Friday
Oct172014

Police Investigating Deadly Shooting 

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- A deadly shooting was reported early Friday morning. 

The Albuquerque Police Department says the shooting, which occurred near 3rd Street and Silver Avenue, was the result of a fight between two people.

The incident remains under investigation.


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Friday
Oct172014

Motorcyclist Dies After Thursday Night Crash

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- A motorcyclist was killed Thursday night after a crash.

According to the Albuquerque Police Department, the motorcyclist was "speeding and possibly involved in stunt riding" before the accident, which occurred at Carlisle Boulevard and Central Avenue. He was believed to be traveling over 80 miles per hour.

The motorcyclist was taken to UNMH. Police say he died from an apparent broken neck.


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Friday
Oct172014

Albuquerque Police Identify Couple in Apparent Murder-Suicide

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- Albuquerque Police have identified the elderly couple who died in an apparent murder-suicide in Albuquerque Wednesday.

The victims have been identified by police as 93-year-old Bernard Pfeffer and his 90-year-old wife Lola Pfeffer.

Both victims reportedly died from gunshot wounds.

Police said it appears the man shot and killed his wife, and then turned the gun on himself.


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Thursday
Oct162014

Tasmanian Devil Found Dead in Cage at Albuquerque BioPark

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- A Tasmanian devil at the Albuquerque BioPark has died.

The Tasmanian devil, Jasper, was recently found dead in a cage at the zoo, ABC affiliate KOAT-TV reported. The animal was reportedly found with a fractured skull.

A necropsy is to be done to determine the cause of death.


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